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      01-16-2014, 11:41 AM   #1
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Germans do fun?


Do you want to fool around with an extra 70-80kg (155 - 176 lbs) of weight? We have never been the king of traffic lights. Driving fun is what counts. All wheel drive is just a disturbance in that area. We've taken a huge effort to reduce the weight of the M3/M4 compared to the previous generation, so it would not be smart to add all that weight back for just one feature.


-From the M engineers asked why there aren't Xdrive M3s/M4s.


This kind of gives me faith in future BMWs even if the successor to our car has an engine from a Mini and electronic steering.
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      01-16-2014, 12:15 PM   #2
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Just like the X6M ohhh...
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      01-16-2014, 12:58 PM   #3
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Just like the X6M ohhh...
M no longer stands for motorsport St1G. It apparently stands for "money" now.
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      01-16-2014, 01:04 PM   #4
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^lol. Hasn't it always?
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      01-16-2014, 01:42 PM   #5
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"The 1-series is the last car that BMW engineered before the Germans, as a car-making culture, fell out of love with driving." - R&T 2013 135is
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At least the MINI engine comes with a real dip stick!
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At least the MINI engine comes with a real dip stick!
I heard a rumor that on the N52 there is a premade spot for one, I need to remember to look into that.
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I heard a rumor that on the N52 there is a premade spot for one, I need to remember to look into that.
Do it...
I've seen e46 dipstick parts for n52 on turner webpage.
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Do it...
I've seen e46 dipstick parts for n52 on turner webpage.
It's all on the list, I just have to get down to it being a priority. Right now I'm planning out Inspection II and ways to improve it for our cars and rectify certain inequities.
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Do it...
I've seen e46 dipstick parts for n52 on turner webpage.
It's all on the list, I just have to get down to it being a priority. Right now I'm planning out Inspection II and ways to improve it for our cars and rectify certain inequities.
Let us know what changes you do end up making to inspection II
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